We know you love your pet but we also know you love that beautiful sectional you’ve been eying for months now. Pets and furniture tend to have an odd relationship, where one accidentally destroys the other. However, that doesn’t have to happen! We have some tips to save you future headaches from your four-legged family member.
- Always use stain-resistant fabrics. No matter what the cost, it is always worth it. Leather, microfiber; these are your new best friends. Leather is always an excellent choice because it’s super easy to clean. If you’re worried about your cat or dog scratching your leather, distressed leather is your best bet. That way you can get that vintage look and your pets will only add to the beauty of it. Synthetic fibers like Ultrasuede & other microfibers have advantages over leather because they’re tightly woven to resist damage and they often come in patterns that hide blemishes.
- Accessorize with your pet in mind. Pick a color that closely matches your pet as a neutral base then accessorize with colorful accent pieces! Always consider a furniture piece that closely matches your pets’ color to hide any shedding from view. But remember a lighter color could result in more visible stains. But just because your options in color can be limited doesn’t mean your choice in accent pieces and accessories has to be!
- Protect your bed. If you like your pets to cuddle with you in your bed, you know there can be accidents. Use a thick pad for your mattress and neutral-colored, cotton bedsheets that can hide shedding and other stains between laundry days. A duvet cover adds a nice touch. If you have any accent pillows, get them in a bright pattern that could hide any unsightly flaws.
- Double up on storage pieces. Storage products are not only a great way to store things in but can double as a place for your pet to lounge around on. Grab a durable, yet stylish table that can also store anything you need! Ottomans and other storage units work well and come in a variety of colors to add a unique flavor to the room. Give your pets a little playroom so they stay off your couch!